USCT 014: Cruise Travel – With The Author of “The Cruise Travelers Handbook,” Gary Bembridge

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USCTIn this episode of the US City Traveler Podcast, you get to meet Gary Bembridge from Tips For Travellers, which has received over 26 million YouTube views and over 650,000 podcast downloads. He is the author of The Cruise Traveler’s Handbook, Cruising With Cunard, Cruising on Norwegian Epic, and Cruising on Holland America. Gary has been a speaker at TBEX North America and the New Media Expo in Las Vegas and he has worked with the Four Seasons, DK Eyewitness Guides, and Norwegian Cruise Line, among a number of others. He has also traveled every month of every year for 25 years and he has been on about 20 cruises and today he’s going to share everything there is to know about taking a cruise. Whether you’re just planning that first cruise trip, or planning your thousandth, this episode is sure to have something to make your next cruise vacation your best yet!


More specifically, in this session you’ll find out about: 

  • Learn why Gary believes that cruising is better than land based vacations!
  • Learn about some of the best destinations to cruise from, from the US.
  • get in the know about some good off-board activities or attractions that are well worth seeing or doing.
  • Learn which cruise lines are best for which types of people!
  • Discover the benefits of going on the Disney cruise line, compared to Royal Caribbean.
  • See what advice Gary has for those cruising on the Norwegian Epic.
  • Find out about a few of the most innovative cruise ships in existence today!
  • Find out whether bigger cruise ships are really better!
  • Learn which are best for children, seniors and teenagers, along with some special features that really help them cater to one of these target markets.
  • See what advice Gary has for first time cruise goers and how to avoid common mistakes!
  • Find out what sorts of situations make it worth it to pay a little bit more to get a room with a window.
  • Learn how to get the best fare on your cruise rate.
  • Learn what you should pack and why it’s extremely important to do your homework for stuffing the suitcase.
  • Find out how to deal with seasickness!
  • Learn about how accommodating some lines are for solo travelers. This might really surprise you!
  • Plus, so much more!


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Thank you for listening! I hope you enjoyed this episode of the US City Traveler Podcast and will start planning your next cruise! Check us out for more great cruise tips! Please let us know your thoughts in the comment section below. Cheers!

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Taylor Goldblatt

After years of research, travel, and dreams, I have created this website for people like you who want to experience the things that only America can offer. My passion is to explore and share America's greatest destinations and attractions. Follow me on Twitter @USCityTraveler for additional travel tips and ideas.

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